Week 15 + 16 | Unafraid

I am going to begin this post by acknowledging the fact that no one is perfect. I feel like I am continuously going on and on about my mistakes. I'm constantly dropping the ball – on this 52 week project, my life, my kid's lives, work. Everywhere, really. I could list dozens of appointments I've missed and snacks I've forgotten to pack. Hell, if I am being honest, I even forgot to pack something for show and tell for my kid the other day. I mean come on, what is wrong with me? 

Anyway, the question becomes: what am I going to do about it? The answer is nothing. I am going to do absolutely nothing about it except give myself some grace. I am going to keep on trudging and trying because I love every single aspect of my life and I am unwilling to sacrifice any part of it. Even if I suck at it sometimes.

So, while I wish there was a point here and the theme last week was "grace" or something equally relatable, it isn't. The theme was unafraid – twice. Because, well, I dropped another ball and we doubled up. 

If nothing else, I guess you can say that I am UNAFRAID to be honest. And that counts for something, right? 

UNAFRAID. 

 Unafraid by Sandra Greer  "Unafraid of the new, the adventure and the risk. Thats what childhood is all about!!"

Unafraid by Sandra Greer

"Unafraid of the new, the adventure and the risk. Thats what childhood is all about!!"

 Unafraid by Laurel Nick Critti  "My sweet girl.......be unafraid to take those next steps, be unafraid to trust in yourself, be unafraid to defend yourself if needed, be unafraid to explore the beautiful world around you, and be unafraid to truly believe that YOU are amazing and we are all one of a kind for a reason."

Unafraid by Laurel Nick Critti

"My sweet girl.......be unafraid to take those next steps, be unafraid to trust in yourself, be unafraid to defend yourself if needed, be unafraid to explore the beautiful world around you, and be unafraid to truly believe that YOU are amazing and we are all one of a kind for a reason."

 Unafraid, words by Nicole Streeter, image by Codi Shandel Kline "I am unafraid to nurse my baby. I find it crazy how a culture so obsessed with breasts are so scared of seeing them doing what they were meant to do. I am the first on both sides to have a baby, but I have never hid away to nurse. My family has always been so encouraging and supportive and I made sure to pave the way for my sisters.   I wish I would have brought my camera into IKEA yesterday when I nursed her on a bed display but this photo is one of my favorites of me by the amazing Codi Shandel Kline, so I asked her if it was ok to share. I will always treasure this photo. So raw and real."

Unafraid, words by Nicole Streeter, image by Codi Shandel Kline
"I am unafraid to nurse my baby. I find it crazy how a culture so obsessed with breasts are so scared of seeing them doing what they were meant to do. I am the first on both sides to have a baby, but I have never hid away to nurse. My family has always been so encouraging and supportive and I made sure to pave the way for my sisters. 

I wish I would have brought my camera into IKEA yesterday when I nursed her on a bed display but this photo is one of my favorites of me by the amazing Codi Shandel Kline, so I asked her if it was ok to share. I will always treasure this photo. So raw and real."

 Unafraid by Caroline Over  "I wish I was as unafraid as my son. All week I have 'ummmed and ahhhhed' about whether I should post a picture I created for this theme. I felt it was a bit risque so decided against, but I do hope I become less afraid to share my art as I explore my self portrait project this year."

Unafraid by Caroline Over

"I wish I was as unafraid as my son. All week I have 'ummmed and ahhhhed' about whether I should post a picture I created for this theme. I felt it was a bit risque so decided against, but I do hope I become less afraid to share my art as I explore my self portrait project this year."

 Unafraid by Sophie Palmer  "I guess since there is no new theme yet I'll just post another unafraid pic. Neither of them wanted to touch them at first but by the end of the afternoon they were catching jellyfish like nobodies business!"   {thanks for calling me out Sophie haha}

Unafraid by Sophie Palmer

"I guess since there is no new theme yet I'll just post another unafraid pic. Neither of them wanted to touch them at first but by the end of the afternoon they were catching jellyfish like nobodies business!"

{thanks for calling me out Sophie haha}

  Unafraid by LeAnna Campbell Azzolini   "As I push myself through my self portrait project, I find that I’m becoming less afraid of what others think. I still feel the fear...but I’m doing it anyway."

 Unafraid by LeAnna Campbell Azzolini

"As I push myself through my self portrait project, I find that I’m becoming less afraid of what others think. I still feel the fear...but I’m doing it anyway."

 Unafraid by Kathleen White  "Life as a new mama of 3 hasn't been easy but I know we'll be okay."

Unafraid by Kathleen White

"Life as a new mama of 3 hasn't been easy but I know we'll be okay."

 Unafraid by Christina Pauline Crandell   "This deep thinker of mine is unafraid to be alone. That is a skill that some adults haven't mastered. We must find a way to be comfortable with ourselves, content to not always expect an outside influence to entertain or amuse us. It fosters an inner contentedness that will serve her well in the future. I miss her when she hides away to read, listen to music, or draw for hours by herself but I love it when she finally emerges to find me and then we talk. I am so proud of her."

Unafraid by Christina Pauline Crandell

"This deep thinker of mine is unafraid to be alone. That is a skill that some adults haven't mastered. We must find a way to be comfortable with ourselves, content to not always expect an outside influence to entertain or amuse us. It fosters an inner contentedness that will serve her well in the future. I miss her when she hides away to read, listen to music, or draw for hours by herself but I love it when she finally emerges to find me and then we talk. I am so proud of her."

 Unafraid by Bergen Howlett  "But, honestly, I'm scared enough for the both of us."

Unafraid by Bergen Howlett

"But, honestly, I'm scared enough for the both of us."

 Unafraid by Emma Madsen   women: we can magic fire out of air. -amanda lovelace

Unafraid by Emma Madsen

women:
we can magic
fire
out of
air.
-amanda lovelace

 Unafraid by Magda Cichocka  "She used to be very shy. The whole 5 years of high school she was bullied by students and teachers, because she was smart, because she didn't have a boyfriend, because she was being herself...but she was unafraid in following her dreams and being truly, who she wanted to be.  Now she is almost 20. The world belongs to her and she is unafraid."

Unafraid by Magda Cichocka

"She used to be very shy. The whole 5 years of high school she was bullied by students and teachers, because she was smart, because she didn't have a boyfriend, because she was being herself...but she was unafraid in following her dreams and being truly, who she wanted to be. 
Now she is almost 20. The world belongs to her and she is unafraid."

 Unafraid by Jennifer Kapala  "Been awhile. I have been afraid, but recently made many changes and took many steps forward. Just had my birthday and am UNAFRAID to finally admit that I have a really tacky side that I love, and that I asked for (and got) a fabulous two person pegasus float for my bday - and here I am on it...."

Unafraid by Jennifer Kapala

"Been awhile. I have been afraid, but recently made many changes and took many steps forward. Just had my birthday and am UNAFRAID to finally admit that I have a really tacky side that I love, and that I asked for (and got) a fabulous two person pegasus float for my bday - and here I am on it...."